My Journey into the Arts
And in the Works
After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in 2016 with a degree in Neuroscience and Film, I moved to NYC. I spent some time at “entertainment grad school” working at ICM Partners, where I learned about the business. I then took the leap and began my journey as an actor studying at The Neighborhood Playhouse.
My mentor, legendary agent Boaty Boatwright at ICM, has championed my screenwriting and acting work.
I have been writing screenplays for film and TV for the last 6 years. I've had the opportunity to meet with Netflix regarding my work and pitch to them. My passion project feature script, The Mirage, is a slice of life coming of age drama about a resilient Syrian girl who struggles to preserve her innocence amidst the tough life in a refugee camp while her mother struggles to protect and provide for them. It is a story of perseverance, hope, love, and friendship.
The Mirage has been praised by an Oscar-nominated writer/director and an Emmy Award-winning producer.
It has been ranked as among the top 5% of scripts on Coverfly and ranked in the Top 100 of the 2021 Launch Pad Feature Competition:
My current projects include...
Buried & Forgotten: An alcoholic with a martyr complex must stay sober for a weekend while going home (after over a year) to see his dying Uncle and religious Muslim family. But as he loses his grip on reality he struggles to grapple with not just deeper childhood traumas, but also new dark revelations of sexual abuse that will test him in this neo-noir tragedy.
Identity Theft: A 18-year old Pakistani-American DJ from Jackson Heights, Queens lives a double life from his strict Muslim parents. After getting fired one night, he lies about who he is to a girl he meets at the club to get laid, only to realize he feels a deep connection with someone for the first time.
Amends Made: Two young journalists are given the opportunity to write a story about their father who's been deemed innocent and released after 20 years of imprisonment. However, their search for the truth reveals troubling possible implications.
Ruminants: A man finds himself forced by the law to live in a halfway house with a group of eccentric individuals. He struggles to find sobriety and belonging in his life, while having many reckless adventures along the way.
I have experience working on short films both in front of the camera, as an actor, and behind it as a director.
I am pursuing acting in film and tv as well as in theatre.